TIME OUT WITH... BARB FARRIS
Not only can Shock forward Barb Farris read Latin, but she also has aspirations to be an advertising executive... and meet Derek Jeter. Get to know this chocolate lover in the latest installment of WNBA.com’s "Time Out."
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  • Favorite movie?
    Purple Rain
    Favorite book?
    The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
    Favorite TV show?
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Favorite type of music?
    R&B and rap
    Favorite Food?
    Anything chocolate
    One surprising fact about yourself?
    For a couple of days when you first meet me, I am rather shy.
    Do you have any nicknames?
    Barb, Babs and "B"
    If you could play one-on-one against any athlete in general, who would it be?
    Derek Jeter. He looks like he wouldn't take me seriously and I would surprise him and beat him, then make him take me out.
    When did you first take an interest in basketball?
    Whan I was 13, the coach thought I was too tall not to play.
    What is the most unusual job you have ever had?
    Working in a summer day camp after my senior year.
    What is one of your favorite moments on the court?
    When my collegiate team won our first won the conference championship my junior year.
    Do you have any pets?
    Frisky, a German Sheppard.
    What other languages can you speak?
    I can read Latin!
    Do you play any other sports?
    Softball, track and field.
    What other talents are you proud of?
    I can make anyone laugh and feel comfortable.
    If not a basketball player, what would you be?
    An advertising executive in a fabulous, big city in the South.
    When your playing career is over, what might you pursue?
    Anything that involved children or people.
    What advice would you offer to young basketball players?
    Stay motivated and do it for yourself.

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